Drafting an Effective Authorization for Use of Military Force

To ensure that the United States is empowered to counter the terrorist threat effectively while upholding the rule of law and maintaining global legitimacy, any authorization to use military force against ISIS should include the following essential elements. These elements have garnered bipartisan support and reflect an effective approach to drafting an AUMF that clearly identifies the enemy and mission for which force is authorized and enables meaningful oversight of the war effort by Congress.

Issue Brief

Published on January 17, 2017


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